Can Kickass Studio Lighting Cost LessThan $200?

We are big fans of home made lighting (see our studio in action here). I am more of a CFL kind of guy, and when I got our video studio up, I opted up for those small compacts florescents. But uber talent Joe Edelman shows that great results can be had with the old school florescents as well.

Can Kickass Studio Lighting < $200

Joe build anything with simple florescents, from strip lights, to power banks and crazy ring lightish contractions. Of course, being a kick ass photographer does not hurt as well.

Using mostly 2 light fixtures mounted on a rail and 40 Watts florescents to set up his lights, Joe’s photography makes a hell of a point that photographs are not about expensive gear (take that KinoFlo). How-to video and sample imagery after the jump

If yo u were wondering just how awesome pics with those lights look checks some samples below:

Can Kickass Studio Lighting < $200

Can Kickass Studio Lighting < $200

Can Kickass Studio Lighting < $200

[Joe Edelman’s Blog – an awesome read regardless of florecents]

[DIY Fluorescent Photography Studio Lighting via iso1200]